Life expectancy for older adults increasingly depends on where they live
Seniors in urban areas and on the coasts are surviving longer than their counterparts in rural areas and the nation’s interior.
By Judith Graham|March 13, 2020 at 10:18 AM
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In an era when “deaths of despair” — from substance abuse and suicide — are on the rise among middle-aged Americans, those who reach age 65 are living longer than ever.
But there’s a catch: Seniors in urban areas and on the coasts are surviving longer than their counterparts in rural areas and the nation’s interior, according to an analysis from Samuel Preston of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the nation’s leading demographers.
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